Todd Franklin Presenting at Lake County Board of Commissioners’ Workers’ Comp Seminar
MASSIVE’s CEO, Todd Franklin, will be presenting at the Lake County Board of Commissioners’ 7th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar in Crown Point, Indiana on Friday, December 9 at 11:30 a.m. CST. Key content to be examined includes: Laws and Regulations Behind MSAs Version 3.6 Update LMSA Requirements: A Technical Review What Does CMS’ Proposed…Read More
Don’t Miss Ryan Weiner, Esq. Tomorrow July 14 at the 2022 WILG Northwest Regional Conference!
The 2022 WILG Northwest Regional Conference features MASSIVE’s COO, Ryan Weiner, Esq. as one of the speakers. Ryan is presenting “What the Law Says About MSAs” on July 14 at 2:45 p.m. (PT) and will discuss the complexities of NSMSAs and EBMSAs and offer tips on how to best navigate Medicare Set-Asides. Key content…Read More
What Does the Gallardo v. Marstiller Decision Mean for Medicaid Recovery?
The Supreme Court released its opinion in Gallardo v. Marstiller on June 6, 2022. Many commentators suggest the Supreme Court decision in Gallardo will change the way Medicaid recovery works forever. We have seen comments that Ahlborn allocations are now impossible. We have seen comments that this case means Medicaid Set-Asides exist now. And, we…Read More
CMS Guidance on WCMSA’s Section 4.3
We like to remind the legal industry that Medicare Set-Asides (“MSAs”) don’t exist under the law. They’re a very good idea considering the consequences to a claimant or plaintiff of not having an MSA. Remember that CMS’s recent update to the WCMSA User Guide has a new section 4.3 with CMS warning us of…Read More
The New Rules of MSAs
Medicare Set-Asides (“MSAs”) don’t exist under the law. CMS insists MSAs are a voluntary process. But – are they truly voluntary? CMS’s recently updated WCMSA User Guide has a new section 4.3 that makes it seem like MSAs are essentially mandatory. The good news is that CMS has laid out all of the reasons…Read More
MASSIVE’s COO Ryan Weiner, Esq. and National Sales Manager, Bryan LeBlanc Presenting at CAAA San Diego Chapter on February 24, 2022
Ryan Weiner, Esq., MASSIVE COO, and Bryan LeBlanc, MASSIVE National Sales Manager will be presenting virtually at the CAAA San Diego Chapter on February 24, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. PST on the New Rules of MSAs. Key content to be discussed includes: MSA Review What is an NSMSA or EBMSA? Medicare’s New WCMSA User…Read More
2022 WILG Longshore Conference
As a WILG Gold Level Affinity Partner, MASSIVE looks forward to connecting with our fellow members and participating in the WILG Longshore Conference in New Orleans March 25-26, 2022. MASSIVE’s COO, Ryan Weiner, Esq. will be presenting the complex topic of “How Defense Uses Non-Submit MSAs” on March 26 at 11:15 a.m. (CST), something…Read More
What is a “Non-Submit” or “Evidence-Based” MSA?
Medicare Set-Asides are a specialized product where Medicare has set forth a special process. The general idea is that an MSA will pay for medical care related to sued-for injuries so that Medicare doesn’t pay. But what happens when the MSA industry decides it wants to cut Medicare from the approval process? Medicare says…Read More
Medicare Set-Aside Basics
Medicare Set-Asides (or “MSAs”) are a construct created because the Medicare Secondary Payer Act makes it illegal for Medicare to pay for case-related treatment. Of course, this is limited to circumstances where a primary payer exists, such as a Workers’ Compensation carrier, a No-Fault carrier, or a liability defendant. But MSAs don’t exist under the law. They…Read More
MSAs and Reversionary Interests
Workers Compensation attorneys know the biggest trend in MSAs has little to do with the MSA itself. That trend, of course, is the reversionary interest that says unused funds will revert to the insurance carrier’s control if the claimant/plaintiff passes away. So what does Medicare think of reversionary interests? Nothing. Medicare has no…Read More